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Groleau, Carole

Full Professor


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Groleau, Carole

Research expertise

I am interested in studying the articulation of the material and social dimensions of phenomena such as the application of work practices and the development of knowledge in an organizational setting. More specifically, my research concerns the organizational dimension of materiality and the interactional dynamics supporting the process of technological change, starting from approaches such as situated action, distributed cognition, structuration and activity theory. I have recently begun research into the materialization of knowledge in workplace collectives. Lastly, I am also looking at field research methods.


Areas of expertise


GROLEAU, C., DEMERS, C., LALANCETTE, M. et BARROS, M. (articles in advance). From Hand drawings to Computer Visuals: Confronting Situated and Institutionalized Practices in an Architecture Firm. Organization Science.

GROLEAU, C. DEMERS, C. et ENGEESTROM, Y. (2011). Contradiction, Discourse and the Dynamics of Organizational change (guest editorial). Journal of Organizational change Management, 23 (11).

FOOT, K.A., et GROLEAU, C. (2011). Contradictions, Transitions and Materiality in Organizing Processes: an Activity Theory Perspective. First Monday, 16(6).

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